Biden ‘extremely sympathetic’ in Harry Dunn case – British PM

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U.S. Joe Biden is actively engaged and extremely sympathetic in case of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn killed in an accident, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said.

leaders of U.S. and UK discussed 19-year-old, who killed when a crashed into motorbike outside a base in Northamptonshire, ahead of G7 summit of world leaders in Cornwall in 2019.

The , in August 2019, sparked an international controversy after Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf.

She has since been charged with causing the of the teenager by dangerous driving.

Mr Johnson asked if there had been any made on the case following discussion with American counterpart and said he understood there were “limits” what Mr Biden could do.

“You should really – when you the chance – put your question because he is actively engaged in the case.

“As you know, he has own personal reasons for feeling very deeply about the issue. And he extremely sympathetic, but this is not something either government can control very easily because there are legal processes are still going on.

“But he did express a great deal of sympathy, as indeed this government continues do for the family of Harry Dunn,” the Prime Minister told newsmen

He added both the U.S. executive and legal and system were “working together.”

The Dunn family said they were pleased to see the case raised at the “first available opportunity,” Johnson said.

Speaking after the PM raised the matter with Biden, Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger told journalist: “Harry’s are very pleased to see the PM has taken the opportunity to raise the case with Biden at the first available opportunity.

“This rightly shows just how important this issue is and we are very grateful to the Prime Minister and his team for doing so.

“As all know there is no greater force on earth than the love between a mother and child. The family will continue to pursue justice until it is done.”

The Dunn family have challenged the diplomatic immunity asserted on Sacoolas’s behalf, which will be heard in the Court of Appeal next year.

Dunn’s , Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, have also brought a civil claim against the suspect and her husband in the U.S. state of Virginia.